Facial pain appears as an abrupt, searing pain lower face, jaw and around nose, ears, eyes, or lips. It could be Oro-facial, Myo-facial or Craniofacial Pain. Facial pain is the most painful condition for human.
Facial pain referred as Trigeminal neuralgia is chronic condition that affects trigeminal nerve that carries sensation from face to brain. It may cause shooting or jabbing pain, triggered by touching face, chewing, speaking or brushing teeth. Facial pain is diagnosed through neurological examination, reflex tests based on symptoms. MRI is done if trigeminal nerve is compressed. Facial pain treatment is given by Physicians and Neurologists with Anti-Convulsants, Anti-Spasmodic and Botox Injections. However, severe cases are referred to Neurosurgeons for open surgery, minimally invasive surgery or stereotactic surgery.